What is the Tocqueville Society?
Heart of Florida United Way’s Tocqueville Society unites civic-minded leaders and change-makers who are committed to standing up for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Central Florida.
Through this society, more than 60 of this region’s most dedicated philanthropists band together to collectively contribute more than $1 million every year to strengthen our region.
Becoming a Tocqueville Society member demonstrates to others their dedication to making Central Florida a thriving community for all of its residents.
Ready to join the Tocqueville Society?
History of the Tocqueville Society
Rooted in Philanthropy
Alexis de Tocqueville, a French diplomat and historian, toured America in the 1830s — detailing his travels in his book, Democracy in America. Among his most noble observations was a phenomenon he found unique to America: generosity and volunteerism.
Tocqueville believed that to create a vibrant civil society, people must join forces for a mutual purpose, both in the public and private sectors.
The Tocqueville Society was created to honor the spirit of the man who recognized one of our society’s greatest strengths and shared that knowledge with the world. A rich history and profound passion for the community are hallmarks of the Tocqueville Society.
Members embody the bold vision and inspired generosity that invigorates HFUW’s mission to make Central Florida a better place to live for everyone.
Become a Tocqueville Society Member
Members of Heart of Florida United Way’s Tocqueville Society provide the bold vision and inspired generosity that invigorates our mission to make Central Florida a better place to live for everyone.
The Tocqueville Society is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families, strengthening our work, and building a culture of philanthropic leadership and high-level personal giving through annual support, long-term commitments, and legacy donations.
Exclusive Engagement benefits
- Recognition as a leader in Central Florida’s ongoing commitment to growth and progress
- Assurance that your philanthropy has an enduring impact
- Enjoy enhanced engagement through volunteer and advocacy opportunities, and exclusive local, national, and worldwide gatherings
- Special family volunteer opportunities, created for Tocqueville Society members and their families
- Personalized learning opportunities, including custom neighborhood tours with community leaders that showcase our impact
- Invitations to exclusive Tocqueville Society events with some of Central Florida’s top movers and shakers, including networking events, annual Tocqueville Society celebrations, and more
Step Up to the Tocqueville Society
Interested in joining the Heart of Florida United Way Tocqueville Society? Through the Step Up to Tocqueville Society Program, you can step up to the $10,000 level by giving gradually over three years while being recognized as a Tocqueville Society member from the very first year.
Here’s how it works:
Once you start the Step Up to Tocqueville Society Program, you will be recognized as a donor and full member of the Tocqueville Society. You will be entitled to all Tocqueville Society benefits, and you will be listed as a Tocqueville Society member in all relevant Heart of Florida United Way publications.
Give Directly as a Tocqueville Society Member
Heart of Florida United Way addresses the immediate needs of local children, adults and families and finds long-term solutions to challenges in our community.
We do this by investing in community-based programs and services, leading community change initiatives, and bringing community leaders together to identify needs and solutions.
Donors who partner with Heart of Florida United Way by investing in our organization’s work help create a community in which opportunities are available for every child to succeed in school and for every family to achieve financial security.